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This is the moment a vigilante who tore down flowers put up by a dead intruder’s family and stamped on them called LBC to explain why he did it. The caller, who did not want to be named, said he had been left “infuriated” that the shrine had been erected near where pensioner Richard Osborn-Brookes stabbed to death Henry Vincent during a break-in. “If they want to mourn him, put the flowers outside the caravan where he lived,” the caller fumed during his conversation with Nick Ferrari. Loved ones of Vincent started re-attaching tributes on Tuesday, after they were originally ripped down. Flowers were then repeatedly torn down and put back up a number of times. “No one local appreciates those flowers,” the caller added. “The council should stop them, they have no right to put flowers down. “They shouldn’t be allowed to put flowers down on a public highway.” During his call to LBC, the unnamed man said residents would be more tolerant if the flowers were moved away from the pensioner’s home. He continued: “As a vigilante I’d say to them put the flowers further down the road… we’re happy to leave them there for a week. “Then we’ve got a compromise, but if they’re not willing to compromise every time they put them up we’re going to take them down again.” Meanwhile, The Deputy Chief of the Metropolitan Police has admitted that anyone removing the shrine could be arrested. Craig Mackey told LBC: "If you do things where you cause a breach of the peace, disorder in that area, then like anyone, you could end up getting arrested. "We don't want anyone getting there. It's in everyone's interest - and particularly the local community - that we bring their community back to whatever normal is as quickly as possible. "There is someone still outstanding on this offence, let's deal with that person."
Are the tributes in Hither Green to burglar Henry Vincent, appropriate memorials or intimidation? Anne Atkins and Raheem Kassam discuss the placing and removal of flowers opposite the house where the burglary and death took place. Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight
Police have responded to rising tensions over floral tributes laid for a burglar killed in Hither Green last week. The Lewisham Borough commander says a "small police presence" has been introduced to the area to reassure residents who voiced concerns about flowers laid by Henry Vincent's family. Read more: https://bit.ly/2qpUrhr • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at http://www.itv.com/news Follow ITV News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/ Follow ITV News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/itvnews Follow ITV News on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itvnews/
Residents in the road in Hither Green where a burglar was killed in self-defence have blockaded the road to stop the funeral driving down it. Henry Vincent was stabbed to death by Richard Osborn-Brooks after breaking into his home. The pensioner was arrested over his death, but released without charge. A battle followed between grieving members of Vincent's family, who created a shrine outside the house, and local residents who kept tearing the tributes down. The funeral procession is not expected to go down South Park Crescent, where he died, but residents are taking no chances and have parked cars across the entrances to the road to block anything going down it. The Met Police are putting on extra patrols, saying: "We are aware of reports that the procession will pass by South Park Crescent. At this time, our understanding is that the procession is not due to enter Lewisham. "However, to provide community reassurance, there will be high-visibility patrols in the Hither Green and South Park Crescent area on the day of the funeral. "It is not unusual for large funeral processions to cause traffic disruption. "Any impact will be managed by traffic officers, and borough officers will also be deployed at key locations. No road closures have been requested."
The funeral procession of slain burglar Henry Vincent has set off from his family home - a month after he was killed by a pensioner during a botched break-in in Hither Green. Floral tributes shaped like a BMW convertible, a Ford Transit van, a caravan and a boxing ring were among those adorning black limousines as the convoy snaked through the streets of south-east London. Meanwhile neighbours of pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks, who killed Mr Vincent during the burglary, have blocked his road to prevent the criminal's funeral procession from passing through. Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5686125/Mourners-todays-100-000-funeral-Hither-Green-burglar-Henry-Vincent-sing-Celine-Dions-Im-Angel.html Original Video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1681896/Reporters-targeted-eggs-mourners-burglars-funeral.html Daily Mail Facebook: http://facebook.com/dailymail Daily Mail IG: http://instagram.com/dailymail Daily Mail Snap: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/Daily-Mail/8392137033 Daily Mail Twitter: http://twitter.com/MailOnline Daily Mail Pinterest: http://pinterest.co.uk/dailymail Daily Mail Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DailyMail Get the free Daily Mail mobile app: http://dailymail.co.uk/mobile
Vigilantes are understood to be planning a roadblock to stop the funeral procession of a burglar from passing the house of his victim. Henry Vincent, who was killed after breaking into Richard Osborn-Brooks' house, will be laid to rest with a service featuring a horse-drawn cart, his friends have said. But 78-year-old Mr Osborn-Brooks' supporters, who believe the funeral costs top £100,000, have said they will disrupt the family's plans to carry Vincent in front of the pensioner's home in Hither Green. One man, named as Mike, told Sun Online at least a dozen vehicles will be ready to stop the procession coming near the scene of what has become a turf war between Vincent's relatives and angry locals. At the weekend, police stopped Vincent's family from attaching balloons and banners to fences beside his victim's home on what would have been his birthday. They held a vigil close to the house where he died to mark his 38th birthday and around 20 women from the travelling community, who said they were relatives of Vincent, arrived in south London to lay flowers. Some carried balloons saying "You’ll be missed" and placards featuring photographs of Vincent. They were escorted by five police officers who tried to stop them stapling the banners and balloons to the garden fences of homeowners. Eventually, the tributes were attached to the street sign itself and a lamppost. Mr Osborn-Brooks has been advised to stay away from the property since the night he fatally stabbed career criminal Vincent with a screwdriver, amid concern for his own safety. Neighbours have voiced their objections to the tributes, while members of the public have been seen tearing down flowers and condolence messages attached to the fence. Vincent, who was a member of the traveller community, is expected to be buried near his family’s site in Orpington, Kent. His family have also revealed plans to route his horse-drawn funeral procession past Mr Osborn-Brooks’ house in Hither Green, south east London.